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My 2008 Elite Conversion. As you may know the elite option was offered from 2004-06 (6th gen), then again from 2007-08(6.5 gen). Now a 04-06 elite was a rare option, not many were ordered that way, far less has been ordered for 07-08. I have physically only seen two 07-08 elite Maxima Anyway, this is the story of my 2008 Maxima elite conversion USING an elite package from an 04-06 maxima and hopefully this will help some of you.

Parts list: MUST BE FROM AN ELITE DUH!!!! &#8 211; See Pictures and corresponding numbers
1. Rear deck lid
2. Rear sun shade
3. Rear seats (4 pieces) &#8 211; two bottom and two top pieces
4. Side bolster plates
5. Seat plate
6. Center console (6 total pieces) Top cubby, rear bottom console, rear bottom side plates for console. MAKE sure to get the assorted wires and switches behind/under the console. These wires control heated seats and sunshade
7. Air vent for front console
8. Seat bracket #8



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Do you have all these parts? If you answer, yes then lets continue. Let’s start by listing problems

1. Finding a crashed Elite package car 04-06, RARE
2. Finding a crashed elite package car 07-08, EVEN MORE RARE
3. Swapping an elite from an 04-06 to an 2008 – WE HAVE ISSUES (Nothing Major though). Does swapping elite from an 04-06 to a non 04-06 have issues? I DO NOT KNOW.

- The rear side of the Front console is different in an 07-08 while trying to use an 04-06 items. The air vent (#7) does not fit properly and you have to cut and trim the top and backside of it, this is very involved and takes time, pain in the ass really

- The side seat bolsters (#4) will need trimming of the posts that hold clips in, for some reason they made them different and it does NOT pop in like its’ supposed to.


Stay tuned for more pictures and a detailed how to as I get closer to finishing the project. Its taking it time lol
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The Elite Package is a unique interior offered only on the 2004 through 2007 Maxima's. (I am 99.9% sure 2008 models did not offer this option). The package consists of rear heated bucket seats, a center console with cup holders, a large storage compartment under the center armrest (with a light and a power outlet on some Elite Packages) and an electric rear window sun shade. There is also a lockable pull down access panel to the trunk between the two seats. It truly makes the four door sport car feel like a sports car. The downside of all this is the limited seating of only four passengers and of course the limited space of the rear interior to carry large packages that would interfere with the center console.

I would't give mine up for anything.

This Conversion Project you took on was obviously a major undertaking and is not something everyone has the skill to do. Your determination and dedication to seeing this project to completion is to be commended. You may truly have the only 2008 Nissan Maxima in the world with an Elite Package.

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Thank you for the kind words.
@Thundershott, dude, i am amazed how much nissan made all these cars similar and then NOT similar at the same time. a lot of parts that you think should bolt right up DOESN'T, makes you wonder about the process and how its done. I am truly amazed and how many things are one off.

Like the side bolster pieces we PM'd about. The holes are there for the clips in the car but the clips don't fit because the posts that hold the clips onto the pieces are too short/ long. haha.

Now I have a feeling that since my car is an 08, i believe that an 04-06 these it may have fit better i don't know.
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The harness is the only issue with the elite 04-06 to non elite 04-06. I should have done a similar write up when we did my brothers. He just recently switched back to needing more seat room. (New baby) Its exactly the same parts list though and the work is what I would presume to be similar except for the post issues your talking about and the air vents fit appropriately.

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The harness is the only issue with the elite 04-06 to non elite 04-06. I should have done a similar write up when we did my brothers. He just recently switched back to needing more seat room. (New baby) Its exactly the same parts list though and the work is what I would presume to be similar except for the post issues your talking about and the air vents fit appropriately.

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